An evening with writers of Jackleg Press
Illinois Arts Council recipient and four-time Ragdale fellow Cin Salach has
been widely published in journals and anthologies, and her work has
also been highlighted on Oprah! and This American Life.
She is also the co-founder of the award-winning Words@Play, an
after-school children’s poetry program, and is known for her
collaborative work with musicians, video artists, dancers, and
photographers. Cin lives in Andersonville with her young son, Leo.
Caroline Goodwin was born and raised in Alaska and is a former
Wallace Stegner Fellow in poetry at Stanford. Caroline lives in
Montara, California, with her husband and two daughters and teaches
in the Stanford Online Writers’ Studio and the writing program at
California College of the Arts.
"In Caroline Goodwin's Trapline,
nature's flux and torque are embodied in a language that is taut,
luscious, and musical. These are poems of rot and salt, dragonflies
and kinked reeds, where the world is always with us—raw and
omnipresent, beautiful and terrible. . . . Even when examining
minutiae, Goodwin's poems retain the largeness of the world they
articulate. And like the world, they both describe and inhabit us.
This is wonderful, searing, necessary work; we read it and we pause
and we see ourselves differently." —Donna de la Perrière